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Econet Media, a subsidiary of African telecoms group Econet Wireless has revealed that it was given the green light to acquire Wava Broadcasting Station (WBS TV) by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC).

The  company has also announced the conclusion of a deal that will see it take over Viasat 1 a Ghanaian free-to-air (FTA) terrestrial channel owned by Modern Times Group (MTG) a Swedish digital entertainment outfit.

Modern Times Group also has control of Modern African Productions (MAP) and a majority stake in Trace Africa.

Econet Media has already initiated a rebranding of Viasat 1 and WBS to Kwesé Free Sports and they will become the latest African channels to have 24/7 delivery of Kwesé sports content.

This means that Kwesé Free sports content is now broadcasting in 19 countries.

Credit: TechZim